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WATCH: Massive landslide misses Quebec home by one metre


Monday, November 13, 2017, 3:05 PM - A family in the Montérégie region of Quebec narrowly avoided disaster on Sunday, as a massive landslide stopped just about 1 metre away their home.

A 15 by 18 m hole collapsed, spanning from the banks of the Richelieu river and stopping just in front of the home of Dominic Feuiltault, located in the municipality of Saint-Roch-de-Richelieu in southwest Quebec. 


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The house was empty when the landslide occurred except for the Feuiltaults' pets. For the time being, the family has been evacuated pending an investigation by the Quebec Ministry of Public Security. 

Mayor Claude Potheir told TVA Nouvelles on Monday that it is possible the house could be condemned, as the hole continued to expand and move closer to the home.

Pothier told the network that the Richelieu river has been the site of "dozens" of landslide in recent years.

Source: TVA Nouvelles | Météo Média

Watch below: Landslide in Lac-des-Sieze-îles, Quebec




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